From www.walterfootball.com Walter takes a look at the Chiefs needs for the up coming 2013 off-season.
A. Quarterback: Kansas City's No. 1 priority is to find a franchise quarterback. Unfortunately, this is the wrong year to have the top pick in the draft, as
athe new general manager would've hadwill have to reach for:
- Geno Smith
- Matt Barkley
- Tyler Wilson
- or Mike Glennon
Scott Pioli will be back, so he'll look mightAndy Reid could be looking into obtaining Alex Smith or QB Eagles No. 7. That strategy won't work. Smith won't be nearly as effective without Jim Harbaugh, while QBDK is a turnover machine.
Clearly Walter hit on the primary need of the Kansas City Chiefs. We have and will continue to debate this until a Quarterback or two is signed this off-season. Then we get to second guess that Decision.
B. and C. Two Wide Receivers: This assumes Dwayne Bowe leaves via free agency. Kansas City's new quarterback will need someone to throw to. The front office can nab someone like Justin Hunter atop the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Chiefs have quite a stable of WR's and TE's under contract. Dwayne Bowe is the big Enchilada for John Dorsey to chew on once Free Agency starts in Mid March. Walter assumes if we lose Bowe we need two. If we keep Bowe do we need any additional Help?
This is the position that John Dorsey can be working on as we speak. The change in Defensive scheme might generate more pass pressure with what we have, but we do need to make a decision on whether Tyson Jackson will be part of it.
E. Inside Linebacker: Kansas City needs to recover from the unfortunate Jovan Belcher tragedy.
A new inside linebacker will be needed alongside Derrick Johnson.
Some Chiefs fans feel this is a Higher need than others. It all depends on what the Chiefs new Defensive Coordinator values more. A high end ILB, or a CB , or a Safety?
because he's been dreadful.
Ah rookies, they all look terrible at times. Do the Chiefs continue to groom Jeff Allen as a starter or bring in another Guard/Center candidate. Jeff Allen was also considered a Tackle candidate when we drafted him. Again the new coaching staff has a number of talented players that could be re-arranged on the offensive line or they could just let them jell some more together.
He could stick as the starter across from Brandon Flowers, but the Chiefs will still need to find some depth.
Walter like Javier! We have other recently drafted CB's and Safeties that might be all the Defensive backs we need. Walter does not even list Safety as a Chiefs 2013 off-season need.
Depth here is a question mark, Andy Studebaker is working on his body by Hali. Do we re-sign our other OLB's or look for a FA or draft one?
I. Center: Kansas City didn't exactly have a great Plan B when Rodney Hudson went down with a season-ending injury. A reliable backup should be added.
This could play into the decision made on the Guard position. If the Chiefs feel they have starting material in house, we can draft a potential guy to groom as a Center/Guard behind Allen, Hudson, Asamoah. If not, we will create depth out of the current starter.
J. Fullback: If Kansas City's new offensive coordinator plans on using a fullback, he'll have to find one this offseason.
Nah, we don't need a New one :)
K. Running Back: The Chiefs could use a power back to replace Peyton Hillis.
We got up to 10 picks in the draft. It wouldn't hurt to get a guy to compete for a job in the Chiefs backfield.
How would you rate the Chiefs team needs?
What is the Chiefs second highest need in the off-season?
Wide Receiver or Tight End (24 votes)
Defensive End (12 votes)
Inside Line Backer (17 votes)
Center or Guard (7 votes)
Cornerback (90 votes)
Rush Outside Line Backer (1 vote)
Safety (12 votes)
Running Back or Full Back (0 votes)
163 total votes